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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Williamsburg's New East River Park

There's a new park in our neighborhood as of Memorial Day Weekend. Jenn, Zachary and I checked it out on Sunday. It's called East River State Park, and it's located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn along the river between North 10th and North 7th Streets (something like that). There's a brief description of the park here.
It's great to have fresh access to the waterfront, because other than this new park, all residents have is Grand Ferry Park, which is fine and good, but rather small and somewhat dirty at times. I was afraid that we'd be completely cut off from the water by new luxury apartment buildings like the one above. Fortunately, somebody decided to save a sliver of the waterfront for the people.
It's a fairly good sized plot of land, as you can see from this picture of Jenn doing the tightrope walking thing. There's not much in the way of amenities, just a couple of picnic tables and some lawn sprinklers that I guess you could drink from in lieu of a water fountain. I thought about taking a sip last time because I had forgotten to bring a bottle of water, but I didn't do it. The view across the river is kind of lousy from this particular spot of Brooklyn, just low-rise brown apartment buildings from the Lower East Side up to Stuyvesant Town, but it's nice to just look out over the water and wave at the occasional Circle Line boat or water taxi.
Here's a photo of Zachary and me. We like this new pouch carrier. He falls asleep pretty easily in it, even when we're bouncing around. He's a good traveler, which is a relief, because we plan to take him all over the place.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice park. Hey, marissa and I can go to the end of our street(well, around the Con Ed plant) and wave to ya. Betty takes walks along that waterfront sometimes.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Freya said...

I prefered it when I could actually go down to the river and watch the sunset, maybe drink a beer. Now they kick you out before the sun even goes down. Guess it's pretty nice for trust fund babies who don't need to work and can laze about all day in the sun.

8:25 PM  
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